Outdoor Entertaining Tips to Try This Summer

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‘Tis the season for backyard barbecues, pool parties, and get togethers in the upcoming months of Summer. Longer days, warm sun, and higher temperatures create an opportunity to invite friends and family over for outdoor entertaining in San Diego to enjoy the freedom of Summer. Is your outdoor living space prepared?

We are offering our top Summer tips to utilize your outdoor living space – who doesn’t want to be known as the entertainer of the season?

Display is Key:

Up your table game with decorative plates and utensils to force a central location to your summer entertaining. BPA free plastic plates with modern designs can create a pleasing aesthetic and provide a practical, easy clean up while also being kid friendly! Utilize foliage as a centerpiece, pair with colorful flowers and fresh blooms for a pop of color to catch the eyes of your guests.

Food Essentials:

Keep it light, fresh, and simple. Appetizers are an easy way to constantly provide delicious food for your guests without being tied down to the grill. Our favorites include skewers, street tacos, and crostinis. For a full list of recipes, check out architectural digest.

Drink Necessities:

With the hot summer heat, we suggest you offer up a delicious drink menu that will satisfy all of your guests. Summer lemonade, sweet tea, and fruit cocktails are on the list of our favorite sips while entertaining! A few of our favorite Summer cocktail recipes can be found here and here

Offer Activities:

Lawn games are an excellent addition to any outdoor activity in San Diego! Corn hole or crochet are friendly for all ages to provide beneficial entertainment during your summer get together. If outdoor games are not your style, a craft station is also an option. Put butcher paper down as a tablecloth, pens, glitter, and see the creative juice flowing from your guests!

Small Yet Important Elements:

  • Keep the pests away! Make sure you prepare with the appropriate insect repellent so your party isn’t a buzz kill.
  • Set up lighting. Often your outdoor entertaining can lead into the night, prepare for this with solar globe lights or lanterns set up around the backyard to ensure lighting when the sun goes down.
  • Keep the music mellow. Selecting the correct playlist can set the mood for any party! Keep it laid-back and easy.

Well that is all we have for you now, friends! Use our outdoor entertaining tips for any of your summer gatherings and you will be the host/hostess of your guests’ dreams!

All our best,

Deep Rooted Designs – San Diego